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"The present volume contains the records of the colony of New Haven while it remained distinct, the beginning of the records of the jurisdiction, and the reocrd of the town or plantation up to the year 1650."--Introd
For a continuation of the records of the town of New Haven, see New Haven town records, 1649- pub. by the New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917-